Both of Marcus’ uncles could hoop… So the bloodlines are there.
MARCUS SASSER JR. COMMITS TO HOUSTON COUGARS
In August 2018, He told Kellen Buffington of TheTB5Reports what he likes about UH: “Nice school, nice environment, nice coaching staff, nice fan base and they just have a great style of play. Coach Sampson and I have built a strong relationship through the recruiting process.”
Buffington describes Sasser Jr. “a combo guard who can score from all three levels and make plays for his teammates. He is a tremendous defender that plays passing lanes well.”
Marcus will play a lot more potent than his star rating. He played against some big guys last season…and he has a sweet, top of the key delivery on both the shot and assist.
Definitely not stingey either. He can transition to and from doling it out to dropping 17-footers with ease.
Sampson knows exactly what he’s up to when he recruits locally.
Welcome to the Houston Cougar family, Marcus!
Sasser, who also was recruited by SMU and Colorado State, was ranked as s three-star recruit by 247Sports and Rivals . As a junior during the 20127-18 season, he was recognized as the District 10-5A Newcomer of the Year.
At Red Oak High School, he competed for his uncle, Jason Sasser, who was the 1996 Southwest Conference Player of the Year and a 2017 inductee into the Southwest Conference Hall of Fame.
“Marcus is a diamond in the rough. He has all the necessary skills and is going to be a highly successful player,” Sasser said. “Away from the court, Marcus is a laid back guy, but once he gets on the court, he is very aggressive.”
This kid has been kicking arse this season. His team is undefeated and he’s scoring alot.
Isn’t someone joining the team midyear and redshirting?
Sasser scored 12 of his game-high 25 points in the first quarter, which included the University of Houston-signee knocking down three early shots from three-point land.
Looks like we are getting 3 players who really fit what Samson likes and needs. Caleb is said to be the best offensive player has has recruited at Houston. Huge benefit that he is already here and about to start classes tomorrow. I am worried next season that our primary rotation is likely to have and will need to have two freshman guards producing.
But somewhat encouraging for it to be these guys who can both shoot and Sasser may be advanced on the defensive end much like Hinton.
Roberts may have the luxury of developing behind a deep veteran front court
It’s going to be tough to replace Galen next year. Last night he was masterful in breaking the press with his speed and court awareness. As well as with his 11 assists. Not really sure who can step up at this point and tough shoes for a freshman to fill.
Galen’s imitation of a Globetrotter on that inbounds play was highlight of the game. He is so heady.
Huge fan of Galen but I’m thinking you’re selling Dejon way short. I don’t believe we’d be 16-1 without him